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Virginia's at-large congressional seat

48th CongressEdit

After the 1880 census, a tenth seat in the United States House of Representatives was added to Virginia's nine districts. For the 48th Congress (March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885), that seat was elected at-large statewide. In 1885, Virginia redistricted its seats into ten geographic districts, thereby eliminating the at-large seat.

73rd CongressEdit

For the 73rd Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935), Virginia elected all of its representatives at-large (i.e., statewide). The district format returned in the election to the 74th Congress (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937) and has remained in effect ever since.

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Congress Notes
District created March 4, 1883
  John S. Wise Readjuster March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885 48th Retired
District inactive March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1933
  S. Otis Bland Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 73rd Redistricted from and to the 1st district
  Colgate Darden Democratic Redistricted to the 2nd district
  Andrew J. Montague Democratic Redistricted from and to the 3rd district
  Patrick H. Drewry Democratic Redistricted from and to the 4th district
  Thomas G. Burch Democratic Redistricted from and to the 5th district
  Clifton A. Woodrum Democratic Redistricted from and to the 6th district
  A. Willis Robertson Democratic Redistricted to the 7th district
  Howard W. Smith Democratic Redistricted from and to the 8th district
John W. Flannagan, Jr. Democratic Redistricted from and to the 9th district
District eliminated January 3, 1935

ReferencesEdit

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present